Several people have pointed out that why would Apple want to possibly cannibalize the iPod nano's "oomph" by releasing another iPod-like device so shortly after.
My response is this. Either it is a brilliant marketing strategy, such that the nano would get some serious coverage all on its own, or because it wasn't ready by the time of the unveiling. My guess is that it is a Video iPod. I, personally, see some huge advantages for this:
- Be able to take family movies anywhere (without the need of a DVD player)
- See movies on the road.
- Possibly used as a storage device for your movies, after yoiu shoot them (without a computer).
Yes, some of that is far-fetched, but not outside the realm of possibility.
Also, the whole "Movie Curtain" thing. Apple is famous for leaving little hints as to what is going to happen. They did it with the nano/Phone, why not this?
A PowerMac/PowerBook upgrade just does not seem to be the correct answer in this case.